9 Natural Summer Beauty Essentials

I recently read an article that featured celebrity makeup artist and natural beauty expert, Katey Denno. In it, she confessed that there are over 10,000 toxic ingredients in most everyday cosmetics, hair product, and skin creams. She continued to say, “Unless they’re saying ‘non-toxic,’ or ‘safe’ or ‘clean,’ 80 percent of the time they’re containing at least one […]

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Summer Activities for Kids of All Ages

Summer Activities for kids

Summer Bucket List Activities for Busy Kids   It’s officially Summer and the time of year for fun activities, adventure, and air conditioning. A short while back I was inspired by a Summer Bucket List post on the blog, A Dash of Mum. So, this past week my toddling boy and I headed outside to celebrate the […]

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Ditch Your Bottled Water + A Trendy Alternative

Zero-waste water

It’s a common misunderstanding that bottled water is the safer option for drinking water. After all, bottled water companies have spent a lot of time and money creating campaigns that promise nothing. Many people also make the mistake in assuming that most plastic bottles get recycled. Then, assuming that no harm is being done to the environment, right? […]

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Amazing Green Superfood Popsicle // Recipe

Healthy Natural Green Superfood Popsicles Recipe

A Protein Packed Frozen Summer Popsicle Ever since we moved to the desert I have become a connoisseur of frozen summer treats; especially popsicles. The downside is that most pre-made popsicles are made with some pretty yucky ingredients or far too much packaging for my taste. Thankfully, I’ve created an easy recipe for Green Superfood Popsicles. And, […]

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Easy Tips to Reduce Your Waste // Zero-Waste Family

Every now and again I think back to our days before we adopted a zero-waste lifestyle. I would be mortified if I told you how quickly our trash can used to fill up. With packaging wrapped around everything from produce to single serving sizes, our planet doesn’t stand a chance if all 7.5 billion of […]

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The Currency of Motherhood

Whenever I have bad days I think back to this magical expression on my son’s face. Anytime he learns something new, he gets this look of astonishment and pride. As if he is completely amazed that the block tower didn’t topple over this time. As mundane as it may seem, the look on his face […]

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The Good Light

Living on the West Coast grants me the most beautiful sunsets. Just out our front door is a spectacular dance every evening between the Sun and the Mountain. Bronson has grown accustomed to climbing just outside the door to watch the last few minutes of the day as the Mountain swallows up the Sun. This time […]

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Energy Cleansing & Good Vibration Ideas

When I’m confident that the days have grown longer and the sun hangs high in the sky, I like to loving welcome the emerging season with a truly clean home. The first step is typical Spring cleaning like decluttering. The next is cleansing to remove the unwanted energy debris that have built up. Unwanted energy […]

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Peach Green Tea Lemonade // Recipe

A few years back I had the pleasure of working at Olney Theatre in Maryland with some of the most wonderful people. I have so many fond memories of helping to plan the annual gala, decorating the lobby, and the excitement of opening night parties. Don’t get me wrong, the gig did come with some stressful […]

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Rose Water // Toner & Hydrosol

I can’t think of a better way to welcome spring than with a refreshing mist of rose water! If you have ever tried a rose water toner or hydrosol spray, then you know exactly what I am talking about. Wonderful and luxurious, this herbal elixir feels like something fresh from the garden. While seeking a zero-waste […]

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